Rethink high school so every student graduates to succeed in life.
We believe young people everywhere deserve vibrant high schools, where students can grow to the fullest as civic participants, critical readers, proactive problem solvers, original thinkers, generous collaborators, and learners for life.
Schools and Partnerships
Making High School Redesign a Reality
We work in communities around the country to inspire schools and school systems to imagine what rigorous, equitable, lively high schools could look like and help transform their innovative ideas into action.
Interactive Tools and Publications
Rethinking high school is hard. That’s why we share what we’re learning—through stories about what works, community events and activations, and free, open-source tools and materials.
The latest from XQ
Carnegie | Rethink Together
In 2022, the Carnegie Foundation and XQ announced a partnership to catalyze and co-construct a new educational “architecture” to support high school transformation. This architecture will liberate learning from the confines of a time-based system and build outcomes-based educational systems—all fueled by the latest research in neuroscience and learning sciences—to prepare young people for all […]
XQ Learner Outcomes
The next generation must learn to adapt to a changing world. The five XQ Learner Outcomes aim to develop students who are deeply engaged in their own learning and fully prepared for all that the future has to offer.
XQ Design Principles
These six principles, updated in fall 2019 to reflect lessons learned since our launch in 2015, are fundamental to every XQ school.
Read, Watch, Discuss
We created Rethink Together to help high school students, educators, and families find and share resources.